Glomerulonephritis, also known as glomerular nephritis. It is featured with inflammation of glomeruli or small blood vessels in the kidneys. Membranous glomerulonephritis is one of types of glomerulonephritis. Is there a cure for membranous glomerulonephritis?
Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), a relatively common type of
glomerulonephritis in adults.Prognosis follows the rule of thirds: one-third
remain with MGN indefinitely, one-third remit, and one-third progress to
end-stage renal failure. As the glomerulonephritis progresses, the tubules of
the kidney become infected, leading to atrophy and hyalinisation. The kidney
appears to shrink. Treatment with corticosteroids is attempted if the disease
progresses.However, corticosteroids alone are not enough to cure membranous
glomerulonephritis at all.
Membranous glomerulonephritis is an immune-mediated disorder with immune
complexes in kidneys. The immune complexes can cause inflammation in kidneys,
thus resulting in progressive inflammation in kidneys. While there is no a cure
for membranous glomerulonephritis, certain treatments can stop its progression
and even reverse kidney damage.
Immunotherapy is a recommended treatment for membranous glomerulonephritis.
Immunotherapy is a medical term defined as the "treatment of disease by
inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response". In treating
glomerulonephritis, immunotherapy can suppress the inflammatory response and
build normal immune system. Additionally, it can stimulate the self-regeneration
of kidney tissues to enhance renal function. In this way, the patients will be
able to stop disease progression and developing kidney failure completely.